About the NOW Festival

From Organisation to Organism

The Nature of Work Festival is inspired by Nature of Work, written by Paul Miller, CEO and Founder of Digital Workplace Group (DWG), and Shimrit Janes, DWG’s Director of Knowledge. The book draws on patterns from the natural world to provide change-makers with the language and questions to evolve their workplaces from organisations to organisms. 

Your organisation (and the world of work) are alive – and yet, for centuries, we have behaved as though organisations were machines. 

Let’s Create a More Beautiful World of Work

The NOW Festival 2021 will launch in person in London and New York as part of a global live broadcast, blending in-person executive sessions with channels streaming globally from our studio in London across the festival week.  

You are invited to meet with like-minded change-makers, including:

  • Business Development and Relationship Specialists
  • Executive Management Teams
  • Adoption and Change Officers
  • Content Strategists and Editors
  • Intranet, Knowledge and Collaboration Leaders
  • IT, Development, Design and Digital Workplace Leaders
  • Data Scientists
  • Human Resources, Learning and Development, Employee Experience Executives
  • Transformation Leaders
  • Talent and Onboarding Managers
  • Company Culture Owners
  • Product and Project Managers
  • Wellness, Health and Safety Experts
  • Sales, Marketing and Communications Specialists
  • Facilities Managers
  • Architects, Designers, and Commercial Real Estate Executives

The New Story of Work For A Living Age

In Nature of Work, Paul Miller, CEO and Founder of Digital Workplace Group (DWG), and Shimrit Janes, DWG’s Director of Knowledge, draw on patterns from forests and the natural world to illustrate a dynamic, vital and more beautiful world of work that our hearts and minds know is possible.   

Nature of Work explores 12 essential workplace elements, such as health, habitat, regeneration, intelligence, relationships and purpose, underpinned by real-life stories of organizations and people already on this journey to new ways of working.  

Through inspiring imagery and metaphors drawn from nature, Miller and Janes provide change-makers in companies and organizations of any size with the language and questions to evolve their workplaces from organization to organism.   

As at 2019, there were 3.46 billion people working globally, representing 41% of the world’s population. Any changes in work have a dramatic impact on all aspects of life. And not only do these changes affect working people, they ripple out to affect all those who receive services or products as customers too.   

Changes in the world of work have profound impacts on how we live on Earth, and the concept ‘Nature of Work’ equips us with the language to craft a new story of work for a living age.   

 

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